RUN TO THE RIVIERA RALLY 2013
This was our fourth Rally that we held at Liverton FC, near Bovey Tracey and unfortunately the bad weather was topical conversation again just as it was last year and the year before!! Organised by our club and Liverton FC it attracted scooterists from all over England and Wales! Luckily the weather wasn’t too bad with Saturday being the best day (just as it was last year again!) as you can see from the video! Liverton FC had many volunteers and we must say a big thank you to all of them for the hard work they put in running up to and over the weekend and hope they enjoyed the event too. Thanks also to the security staff provided by Liverton FC for keeping an eye on everyone and thanks to the efforts of all those involved in making it a great success. As a result of our success we have made a donation of £200 to Rowcroft Hospice, Torquay where they care for cancer victims. Thanks to everyone for coming to the rally and making it possible. Apart from some delicious food dished up by the FC we also had Emma Coxs’ Disco staring none other than Emma herself who did a great job playing some great records. Also 2 great live bands The Weekend on Friday night starring none other than Showmen Club member Steve Cooper and Get Carter on the Saturday night. There was also a Parts Fair on the Saturday morning which included Scooter Care, A Scooter show with 6 trophy prizes supplied by Liverton FC, A ride out to Torquay along the beautiful Devonshire coastline to Torquay, A wellie chucking contest which was won by Gaz P for the men and Tracy for the Ladies and lots of prizes including a voucher supplied by PGH Motorcycles and vouchers from Last Resort Clothing based in Bristol. So thanks to all our suppliers for the prizes in our draw. Also thanks go out to Paul Grant (Torbay Mods SC) and Bob Mead (Showmen Scooter Club) for a great job judging the scooter show and Here are the results: Best Mod Scooter: Lambretta SX200 Reg No. NAB ***D. Best Alternative: Vespa Custom Rat Reg No. VBL ***Y. Best Engineered: Lambretta S2 Eibar Reg No. ***YUM. Best Original: Lambretta TV175 S2 Reg No. UCO ***. Best Cut down Vespa Reg No. UMC ***. Best Auto Piaggio Vespa LX125 Reg No.WJ **YNO. Best Original Vespa: Vespa GS150 Reg No.*** XUY Other trophies awarded was The Stan Burton Trophy for the best attended club which went to yes you guessed it! The Troglodytes from Cornwall again although their were strong contenders this year by Taff Vale SC from Cardiff and The In Crowd SC from Swindon! Furthest Ridden went to a couple from Yorkshire that had ridden 290 showery miles on a Vespa PX! Finally thank you to all the clubs and solo riders that attended the rally and made it a big success including The Troglodytes SC from Cornwall who for the third year running won the Stan Burton award for best club turn out! We couldn’t have done it without you all and hope you had a good time as much as we did running it.